LEEDS: A TRANSPORT BALANCE

THE BALANCE, WHICH LEEDS HAS FOUND BETWEEN MOTORWAY, BUSWAY AND FOOTWAY, IS DESCRIBED. TWO FEATURES IN THE LEEDS APPROACH TO PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION ARE THE CITY'S 'FASTAWAY' PEAK HOUR EXPRESS BUS SERVICES FOR COMMUTERS AND THE PAVED ZONE - 1.24 KM OF SHOPPING FORESTREETS CONNECTING WITH EXISTING SHOPPING ARCADES TO THE EAST AND WITH PEDESTRIAN-ORIENTATED SHOPPING FACILITIES TO THE WEST. THE 'FASTAWAY' BUS SERVICES HAVE PROVED VERY SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE WON THEIR PASSENGERS FROM CAR COMMUTERS. VEHICULAR ACCESS FOR COMMERCIAL AND OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS PERMITTED TO THE PAVED ZONE DURING EARLY MORNING AND LATE AFTERNOON. INITIAL OPPOSITION TO THE PAVED ZONE BY TRADERS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY REQUESTS FOR ITS EXTENSION. LIMITED EXTENSIONS TO THE ROAD SYSTEM WOULD AID PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND A BALANCE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSPORT COULD BE ACHIEVED.

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    Architectural Press Limited

    9 Queen Anne's Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ALDOUS, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 70-73
  • Serial:
    • ARCHITECTS JOURNAL
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 160
    • Publisher: ARCHITECTURAL PRESS LTD
    • ISSN: 0003-8466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1982 12:00AM